The studio was founded in 1990 by Michal Froněk and Jan Němeček during their studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Since then they have devoted their time to industrial design, furniture design, architecture and interiors. They have exhibited their works in the Czech Republic and abroad – e.g. in the Moss Gallery, Radio House and Totem in New York, Vessel in London, at the Salone del Mobile fair in Milan – and their works are represented in private collections in major museums such as UPM in Prague, the Moravian Museum in Brno and the Metropolitan Museum in New York as well. Their works have been published in Czech and foreign journals. They are both heads of the Product Design Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.
Where design meets technology. The shape of the bowl is marked by a hoop made of bent wood, which, when combined with its glass body, links two unique manufacturing methods – characteristic of the Czech Republic – manual woodbending from Bystřice pod Hostýnem and Czech crystal glass from Světlá nad Sázavou. Hoop is the first of a range of accessories for interiors available in the TON portfolio.